Tag Archives: Willie Park Senior

Sports History: 1860 to 1862

Notable events in sport from 1860 to 1862. 1860 The Open Golf Championship is inaugurated. The Championship,  played at Prestwick, is won by Willie Park. Francis Erwood wins the first closed court Rackets championship, at Woolwich. The Queen’s Prize shooting … Continue reading

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World Hall of Fame 1904

  Lon Myers (USA – Athletics) – One of the greatest athletes of the 19th century. He set world records at eleven different distances from 250 yards to one mile and American records from 50 yards to one mile. He … Continue reading

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British Hall of Fame 1904

The nominations for my British sporting Hall of Fame for 1904 Billy Bassett (Football) – The best right-winger of the 19th century. He played 16 times for England and won the FA Cup twice with West Bromwich Albion. Blanche Bingley (later … Continue reading

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